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Crash of a Beechcraft D18S in Espinal: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-2114X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
A-1011
YOM:
1954
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Tres Esquinas Airport. In unknown circumstances, the twin engine airplane crashed in the region of Espinal. The wreckage was found in an isolated area and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Martin 404 in Mariquita: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1974 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-1485
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mariquita - Mariquita
MSN:
14237
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Mariquita Airport. On final approach, the instructor simulated an engine failure and reduced the power on the left engine when the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed 500 meters short of runway 18 threshold. Two pilots were killed while four others were injured.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the accident was the consequence of a poor crew coordination while the instructor failed to supervise properly the pilot under training. He also failed to pay sufficient attention to the approach configuration and failed to realize that the approach speed was too low.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Yavi

Date & Time: Aug 22, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-1591
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Barranquilla - Yavi
MSN:
31-379
YOM:
1969
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Yavi Airport, the twin engine airplane went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in a ditch. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DL on Mt Nevado de Santa Isabel: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1971
Registration:
HC-ANJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Quito - Bogotá
MSN:
20719
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was on his way from Quito to Bogotá as the aircraft was under a maintenance program. While cruising at an altitude of 5,100 meters in poor weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Nevado de Santa Isabel located about 150 km west of Bogotá. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. The wreckage was spotted on January 6, 1972. The accident was not survivable.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Planadas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 2, 1964
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-948
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1013
YOM:
1956
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While cruising at low height, the single engine aircraft was shot down by bandits. The pilot was killed and the passenger who survived was taken prisoner. Four rescuers who arrived later on the crash site were also taken as prisoner. Two of them were later killed while two others were released again ransom.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

Crash of a Douglas C-54D-10-DC Skymaster near Suárez: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 16, 1962 at 2212 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-693
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá - Bogotá
MSN:
10183
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew departed Bogotá-El Dorado Airport in the evening for a night training mission. En route, the four engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Guayatama located near Suárez, about 100 km southwest of its departure point. The aircraft was destroyed and all five crew members were killed.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina near Natagaima: 12 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 1957
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-620
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá – Tres Esquinas
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Struck a mountain near Natagaima, Tolima, while on a flight from Bogotá to Tres Esquinas. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were conducted. The wreckage was found eleven days later, on March 24. All 12 occupants were killed.

Crash of a North American B-25J Mitchell in Cajamarca: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 3, 1949
Operator:
Registration:
657
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Cajamarca while performing a flight from Madrid AFB. All five crew members were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator near Roncesvalles: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 1947 at 0912 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
507
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cali – Bogotá
MSN:
6708
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Cali at 0827LT on a routine flight to Bogotá-Techo Airport. Some 45 minutes into the flight, the crew encountered icing conditions and the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a mountainous area located near the village of Roncesvalles, about 50 km southwest of Ibagué. All eight occupants were killed.